How to cite this particular piece of software?
1. Does the software tell you how to cite it?
- If yes, then do so following their guidelines and you are done!
- If no, then continue to question 2
- If you don't know:
- Check for a file name CITATION or similar in the root directory of the
- Check the README for the software, their website, and any output from
- Search the web for citation instructions: "How to cite 'software name'?".
- Check download page.
- Email the authors, open an issue in their issue tracker, or ask on a user
support forum. While waiting for a response continue to question 2.
2. Is there a DOI for the software itself?
- If yes, then use doi2bib.org to get a citation.
- If not, or if you don't know, continue to question 3.
3. Is there a software paper and does it have a link to the software?
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